'So You Think You Can Dance' Video: Behind-the-Scenes at the Season 9 Photo Shoot
'So You Think You Can Dance' Video: Behind-the-Scenes at the Season 9 Photo Shoot
Laurel Brown
Laurel Brown
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
We now know who is in the So You Think You Can Dance season 9 top 20. But what do we really know about them? We will find out over the weeks of competition, but why not get a jumpstart now. This video gives a look at the 20 dancers during their pre-season photo shoots.

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Because we need lots and lots of press photos, every dancer selected for So You Think You Can Dance must undergo a photo shoot. Easy for some, less easy for others. Take a look at some behind-the-scenes footage in the video below:

  • Despite the fact that they're all quite posed in the photos (check them out in the slideshow embedded at the end of this article), there was apparently an awful lot of dancing going on between still shots.
  • You sort of get the impression that there was a very frustrated still photographer standing there wanting to scream, "Will you guys stop moving already!?"
  • Will Thomas is definitely the class clown of So You Think You Can Dance season 9.

SYTYCD-S9PhotocastVidJoker.jpgSee? Total class clown.

  • That chair may have been the only prop allowed.
  • The stop-action shots make it seem even more like there was flying (not just dancing) involved.
  • Ballet looks very strange in stop-action. Cool... But strange.
  • Cyrus Spencer's robot dancing looks approximately the same as always in stop-action. That makes sense -- his style essentially mimics animation.

At least they all seem to be having fun!

Want to know more about the So You Think You Can Dance season 9 competitors? Click on the links below to watch profile videos for each!

  • Witney Carson
  • Will Thomas
  • Tiffany Maher
  • Nick Bloxsom-Carter
  • Matthew Kazmierczak
  • Lindsay Arnold
  • Janelle Issis
  • Janaya French
  • George Lawrence II
  • Eliana Girard
  • Daniel Baker
  • Dareian Kujawa
  • Cyrus Spencer
  • Cole Horibe
  • Chehon Wespi-Tschopp
  • Brandon Mitchell
  • Audrey Case
  • Amelia Lowe
  • Amber Jackson
  • Alexa Anderson

If the links aren't active, check back later for updates!

So You Think You Can Dance season 9 begins its competition on Wednesday, July 11 at 8pm on FOX. Check back here at BuddyTV for all the info you'll need on the season!

(Images and video courtesy of FOX)

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